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Final Visit

November 7, 2015

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It’s not even the middle of November yet, but the Dauphin Kings will play their final game in Neepawa this regular season tonight when they take on the Natives.

Overall it is the fourth meeting between these two teams with the Natives taking the first two, Dauphin responded with a 4-2 win last time out.

The Kings are coming off a very disappointing 7-3 loss to the Winnipeg Blues last night, the Natives had the evening off. Both clubs are looking to get out of losing streaks. Dauphin has lost their last four while Neepawa has come up short six straight times.

If you’re looking to head down to Neepawa for tonight’s game it’s actually free to attend. The Natives are basically doing what Dauphin did at the start of the year. If you can’t go to Neepawa for the game then listen to it on 730 CKDM! The Parkland Source for Sports Pre Game Show begins at 7:15pm, opening face off is 7:30pm. Follow me for FREE updates on Twitter as well (@ChristianCKDM).

Intermissions: Coming up tonight in the first intermission it’s the latest edition of RAPID FIRE with Kings forward Kelby Picard. He’s got 60 seconds to answer 20 questions with one pass. In the second intermission it’s a busy out of town scoreboard. Three other MJHL contests. The championship game for the Rural Manitoba Football League goes down today in Swan River. I’ll tell you who won, Dauphin or Swan. Plus the Parkland Rangers are in play tonight, the Westman High School Hockey League’s Dauphin Clippers open their campaign. The Grandview Comets get their NCHL season underway and a whole lot more including games in the NHL.

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Team Stats

Kings 6-9-0: After yesterday’s loss the Dauphin Kings now find themselves ninth in the standings with just 12 points. The good news is they have games in hand on pretty much every team in the league. Most clubs have played 17 to 20 games already. They may be ninth in the MJHL but the Kings, at least when it comes to potential, should be much higher. However they just haven’t found their stride yet. One would have to believe it’s going to come at some point. Dauphin’s poor Power Play and Penalty Kill statistics hurt them last night. They’re now down to eighth in the MJHL on the Penalty Kill (76.06%) while their Power Play remains seventh, but at 15.66%. Kirklan Lycar (10G, 5A) and Matthew Greening (4G, 11A) both lead the Kings in points with 15.

NEAT TREATS

Chance Thomas is on a 3 game point streak (3G, 0A).

Tyler Garrioch is on a 2 game point streak (1G, 1A).

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Natives 5-12-0: If there’s any team that’s playing worse than the Dauphin Kings right now, it’s the Neepawa Natives. As mentioned they’ve lost six straight and have won just three games since taking their first two against Dauphin at the start of the year. In their current six game losing streak Neepawa has been outscored 41-8, that includes a 14-0 loss in Winkler. The Natives Power Play and Penalty Kill aren’t doing to well either. Their Power Play is tenth at 12.50% while their Penalty Kill sits at 72.50%, which is tenth as well. Neepawa has also given up five shorthanded goals against, worst in the league. Kyle McDonald (6G, 5A) leads the team in scoring with 11 points.

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